Senate assures on road projects’ completion in South West
Sequel to the outcry of deplorable state of roads in the Southwest, the Senate has assured Nigerians of Federal government’s commitment to the completion of all road rehabilitation projects in the zone.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Adamu Aliero made the commitment, during inspection of federal roads in the South West.
Senator Aliero, who led other members of the committee to the tour, expressed optimism that the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworoshoki Expressway would be completed before the end of 2020.
He stated that on completion, Apapa Road, which is a gateway from Wharf, would last for 40 years because it is being constructed with concrete.
He said: “We are satisfied with the level of works we have seen in Lagos. I can assure you that very soon the road would be completed. The road is the first road in the country that is constructed with concrete and that is how road is been constructed in abroad. By the time it would be completed it will serve Nigerians better. Because the road is a major gateway from the Wharf to other parts of the country, it deserves to given good attention”.
The senator also stressed that the senate was also much concerned about how tax payers money is been used to ensure that it is well utilized for benefits of Nigerian populace.
Speaking during the tour, the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, identified Lagos traffic as the major challenge because of its effect on the delivering of materials to the site on time.
He said: “We have a lot challenges while delivering materials to the site because of traffic and it has become worst now that commercial motorcyclists have been banned in Lagos. Before we use them to beat the traffic but now they are no more and it is affecting us seriously. We have large number of motorists coming out from Apapa area which result in traffic jams”.